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Zen and the Art of Drupal, The DrupalJam 2014.


As a member of the Stichting Drupal Nederland I have been (co) organising our DrupalCamps called "DrupalJam" for some time now. Last year we hired a soccer stadium for the the DrupalJam and this year we are at a very relaxing location at the water: InnStyle

This year we are working hard to make sure we will have an even better conference than last year. So far, we are on track on making sure we will. :-)

The first keynote speaker is Ancillia Tilia, former fetish model now known in the Netherlands a advocate on digital rights. She has been active in BIts Of Freedom, the Dutch equivalent of the EFF and the "pirateparty" in Amsterdam. The second keynote is from Jan Willem Tulp who creates astonishing data visualisations. Take for example the work descibed on on this page and burn some CPU cycles while flying in WebGL over over Amsterdam.

The featured speakers include Jeroen Tjepkema on web performance, Vincent van Scherpenseel on UX, Iacobien Riezenbosh (State of the web) and Sander Spierenbug (Ethical hacker at KPN, the largest telco in the Netherlands). Apart from these there is a full program on the site and it includes a Question and Answer session via the internet with Dries Buytaert.

Always wanted to ask a question (even if you are not coming to the DrupalJam or are from the Netherlands?), but were afraid to ask? Now is your chance. Do send in your hair raising questions to Dries! If you are stuck in Drupal, we also have a gurubar where the best minds of the Dutch Drupal community will help you out on the spot.

We would like to thank the sponsors and if you are around in the Netherlands, be sure to buy your ticket for 29 euros (30 if you become a member of the Stichting Drupal Nederland). It includes coffee, tea, water, quality lunch, 20 plus sesions, a free e-book from O'Reilly, the option to win 1 out of 5 free PHP Storm licenses, first free drink in the bar and eternal peace. If you do, be sure to pick the pick a badge.

If you can't make it, you can follow the event at eventifier or @drupaljam


Last thing, friend Metin Seven made an artwork with Druplicon that we printed on a 1 meter high canvas. Attendees can bid on this artwork (new office? must have! :-) ) during the conference.

Organising these events is always a lot of work but with a great team it is neither "a lot" nor "work". Thanks team! Peace.

Beste wel snel, 250 km per uur over de snelweg (mashup van open data op een google maps)


Vandaag kwam ik op bestwelsnel.nl, een eenvoudige mashup waarbij data van hoe snel mensen rijden geplot wordt op een google maps.

Op de uitleg pagina staat hoe men aan de data komt. En dat wist ik niet, het is gewoon open(bare) data.

Op meer dan 24.000 meetlocaties worden dag en nacht autosnelheden gemeten. De Nationale Databank Wegverkeersgegevens (NDW) stelt deze informatie beschikbaar als 'open data'. Nuttig voor het vermijden van files, maar het geeft ook inzicht in hoe hard er soms in Nederland gereden wordt.
De waarden op de kaart zijn gebaseerd op NDW meetgegevens over gemiddelde snelheden. Deze worden door lokale overheden en Rijkswaterstaat aan het NDW aangeleverd. De waarden worden meestal gemeten doormiddel van detectielussen. Een 'luspaar' waarbij twee detectielussen op bijvoorbeeld 2,5 meter van elkaar in het wegdek zijn geplaatst kan de voertuigsnelheid bepalen door het tijdverschil tussen detectie op de twee lussen te meten.
Wanneer er in een minuut over een luspaar op een rijstrook maar een enkele auto of motor rijdt, zal dit door het meetstation gemeld worden als:

gemiddelde snelheid: 175km/h aantal voertuigen: 1
Dit zijn de metingen waarmee bestwelsnel.nl werkt.

Meer informatie over de data kan je vinden op NDW.

Drupal Predictions for 2014

x-posted from d.o:

"4877. That is where the tradition within the Drupal community of making predictions for the year ahead with regards to our software, our community and broader, the web, started. Node 4877, written at the end of the year 2003. We have come a long way since then.

This year we would like to know what you think the year ahead will bring for Drupal and, as a bonus, we would like to know what was the best prediction you found in the past. Where did we shine when it comes to vision or humor.

See older entries from 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Read them.

And now predict for 2014 and reflect the last decade in this thread."

Oh, and happy Bday Drupal :-)


Delcious links from bertboerland in 2013


I have been using delicous (a social bookmark service) since 2005. See http://2013.delicious.com/bertboerland for some great data visualisation on how I used the service this year.

DropCamp NL, Bring Your Own Tent


With 179 days to go, it is time to give some airtime to Dropcamp.nl. According to the website DropCamp (good name, the funny domainname dropcamp.us even better :-) ) is:

Organised by veterans of the Drupal community, DropCamp welcomes you to the city of Enschede for a weekend filled with Drupal like you have never experienced before. We will come together in the first weekend of July to teach, learn, and do business about Drupal in a relaxing and social setting. The DropCamp village will be a place where you will breakfast with hardcore Drupalistas, find business opportunities, and share ideas and drinks with newcomers.

A camp hosted at the University of Enschede, close to Germany and 100 days before DrupalCon Amsterdam an ideal place to nerd around and have some fun. Be sure to checkout Dropcamp on facebook and twitter, signup for the newsletter and maybe some people will come to the event by bike. Like the "come to DrupalCon Amsterdam by bike Tour de Drupal movement. So bring your own drush and tent and have fun.

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